Wondering how to spend your precious two days off? Let SheerLuxe be your guide in our What To Do This Weekend round-up.
Friday 28th – Sunday 30th October 2016
WARM UP HERE: Winter Season at Last Days of Shoreditch
Kicking off the festivities this weekend, Last Days of Shoreditch opens its doors to partying revellers with a whole host of winter-themed fun. Running from now until Christmas, the whole venue will be heated in preparation for the chilly season, and will be serving up all kinds of sizzling street food delights. Look forward to the likes of Rainbo, Wingmans, Mama’s Jerk, Cheese Truck and Pull and Punch, together with a series of cool, curated line-ups from some of the best UK festivals around – think Bugged Out Weekender, Eastern Electrics, Snowbombing and Love Saves the Day.
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday From 27th October until 17th December, Old Street
BOOK THIS: Game Lunch Hour Menu at Alain Ducasse
Game season is here and, for a limited time only, celebrated Michelin-starred dining spot, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, will be offering a special Lunch Hour menu showcasing the very best in seasonal game dishes. Diners can look forward to a whole host of show-stopping creations, including wild boar ravioli with delicate consommé; mallard duck ‘pâté en croûte’ with pickled condiment; and braised shoulder of venison with celeriac. The lunch offer will run until 4th November, so be sure to book in before it goes.
From 25th October – 4th November, £60 for three courses with two glasses of white or red wine, coffee/tea and half a bottle of water.
SEE THIS: ‘Rooms’ with FKA Twigs
Tickets for FKA Twigs’ Veuve Clicquot Widow Series have sold out, but if you want to catch her captivating performance installation – which combines a heady mix of theatre, costume, set design and dance – then more tickets for this exclusive event go on sale this Friday at 3pm.
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th October, 2 Chance Street, E1
FEAST HERE: Barullo
Transport the senses to exotic climes with Barullo’s four-day Argentinian food fest. A celebration of Latin American music, art, wine and delicious food – think slabs of succulent steak and chargrilled Argentinian chorizo – with large glasses of Malbec, walls laden with contemporary artwork and two of Argentina’s hottest DJs spinning the decks.
Tuesday 25th October – Friday 28th October, JJ Studios, Hoxton, tickets from £32.45
EAT FOR FREE HERE: Quaker Oats Pop-up Café
East London’s Old Truman Brewery will be warming up hungry diners for free this weekend with hearty bowls of wholesome porridge. Foodies Edd Kimber and Anna Jones have created an exclusive porridge menu that will change every half an hour, depending on which recipe is most popular on Instagram. Head down there this weekend for your free breakfast fix.
Friday 28th October – Sunday 30th October, 9am-12pm, The Old Truman Brewery
PAMPER YOURSELF HERE: Halloween Makeovers at Aer Blowdry Bar
Get into the spooky spirit with a hair-raising Halloween blow dry or theatrical makeover at Aer Blowdry bar.
Saturday 29th October, treatments from £35, Aer Blowdry Bar, South Kensington
GET YOUR SKATES ON HERE: Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Covered in fairy lights and hidden by towering fir trees, the Natural History Museum’s winter wonderland is one of London’s most enchanting ice rinks. Get your skates on this weekend to take part in the festive frolics. Just remember to wrap up in your warm winter woollies.
Open from Thursday 27th October – 8th January 2017, tickets from £12.65, Natural History Museum
LAST CHANCE TO TRY: Korean-Inspired Menu at Galvin at Windows
If Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows has always been on your restaurant bucket list, make this weekend the time to book. The Park Lane resto, set on the 28th floor of the London Hilton, have teamed up with the Korean Tourism Organisation to create a new Eastern-inspired menu. Tuck into east-meets-west delights from raw Orkney scallops, soy bean purée, confit ginger & peanuts to seared foie gras, toasted brioche, mushrooms fricassée & kimchi Soju, followed by white chocolate & deonjang cremeaux, castella sponge,
red bean & pumpkin ice cream for pud. We're getting hungry just thinking about it.
The Korean Menu will be available until 31st October
Book online at GalvinAtWindows.
GET YOUR FACE ON HERE: Go Get Glitter Halloween Face Painting
Planning a Halloween bash? Head to Camden Lock Place this Saturday where glitter queens Go Get Glitter will transform crowds of fresh faces into glorious ghoulish creations.
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, prices start from £6, Camden Lock Place
SCREAM HERE: The Gore Tour All-Nighter at the Electric Cinema
Prepare for an all-night horror fest at Notting Hill’s Electric Cinema, who are dedicating a whole evening to blood-curdling cinematic entertainment. Join them for an evening of spine-chilling, visceral horror with big screen classics including Blood Feast, Wolf Creek, Deep Red and Audition. Tickets include cocktails and breakfast, if you can bear to be in there for that long.
Saturday 29th October, 11:45pm, tickets from £40, Portobello Electric Cinema
WALK THE DOG HERE: All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk and Show
To celebrate Halloween, and to raise money for the dogs’ charity, All Dogs Matter will be hosting a Halloween-themed dog walk this Sunday. The walk starts at 11am, followed by a fancy dress show, with prizes awarded to the best dressed pooch. All proceeds will go to the All Dogs Matter charity.
PLAY THIS: Day of the Dead at Junkyard Golf Club
East London’s garbage pad swing station gets a spooky makeover this Halloween with fire eaters, tarot card readers, circus performers and a splattering of creepy Halloween décor. They’ll be serving up devilishly delicious Jimador Tequila cocktails too, so prepare to get your game face on.
Saturday 29th October, tickets £10.50, Old Truman Brewery
PARTY HERE: Twisted Circus at Rumpus
For one night only, Rumpus Room’s swanky rooftop bar will be transformed into a scandalous twisted circus show with a line-up of petrifying Halloween cocktails (be sure to try the Pumpkin Fizz and Highway to Hell);harrowing Halloween makeovers; and a menacing DJ set from Henry Relph. Enter if you dare…
29th October, Rumpus Room at Mondrian London, tickets from £65 and include Champagne on arrival